1930s house interior

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by Stray Cat, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

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    I remenber when staying at my Grandparents house it was a treat if you could take some of the coals from the main fire up at night into the bedroom fireplace. The bedroom fire place I don't think was ever properly lit.
     
  2. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Well, truthfully: it's way too expensive and energy-wasteful to lit the fireplace all over the place. I know my grandpa, when he was a kid, used to warm up couple of bricks, and bring those into the bedroom before going to bed. (hot water bottle works magic, as well) :D
     
  3. vintageTink

    vintageTink One Too Many

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    Love them. I would decorate a house like these.
     
  4. W-D Forties

    W-D Forties Practically Family

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    Harry and Edna - at my dad's house, which is a late 20's/early 30's semi, he still had the original vathroom. It looked remarlably like the one in your picture with a mixture of tiles around faux vittrous glass panels. The panels were a swirly pale green and the tiles where black and white. It still had the original bath suite too.
     
  5. fashion frank

    fashion frank One Too Many

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    This makes me think of that tune popular in the 30's entitled " my blue heaven"

    All the Best ,Fashion Frank
     
  6. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Oh, you've reminded me, too:

    [video=youtube;5w-_xbBmXJ4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w-_xbBmXJ4[/video]
     
  7. vitanola

    vitanola I'll Lock Up

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    Or this early Rogers and Hart ditty.

    I love the slanted rhyme scheme.

    VERSE 1

    All my future plans,
    Dear, will suit your plans.
    Read the little blueprints.
    Here's your mother's room.
    Here's your brother's room.
    On the wall are two prints.
    Here's the kiddies' room,
    Here's the biddy's room,
    Here's a pantry lined with shelves, dear.
    Here I've planned for us
    Something grand for us,
    Where we two can be ourselves, dear.

    REFRAIN

    We'll have a blue room,
    A new room,
    For two room,
    Where ev'ry day's a holiday
    Because you're married to me.
    Not like a ballroom,
    A small room,
    A hall room,
    Where I can smoke my pipe away
    With your wee head upon my knee.
    We will thrive on,
    Keep alive on,
    Just nothing but kisses,
    With Mister and Missus
    On little blue chairs.
    You sew your trousseau,
    And Robinson Crusoe
    Is not so far from worldly cares
    As our blue room far away upstairs.

    VERSE 2

    From all visitors
    And inquisitors
    We'll keep our apartment.
    I won 't change your plans-
    You arrange your plans
    Just the way your heart meant.
    Here we'll be ourselves
    And we'll see ourselves
    Doing all the things we're scheming.
    Here's a certain place,
    Cretonne curtain place,
    Where no one can see us dreaming.

    REPEAT REFRAIN
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2013
  8. Tux Toledo

    Tux Toledo One of the Regulars

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    Thanks for posting - those are great!
     
  9. Miss Slapstick

    Miss Slapstick New in Town

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    A cuckoo clock ! I love those, have one above my radio. My great grandmother gave it to me when I was a child :eek:

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  10. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Your cuckoo-clock is lovely, Miss Slapstick! :thumb:
     
  11. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Nice, could come in handy!
     

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